Show Photo June 20
The Graffiti Of War Project

U.S. soldiers are set to return home from Iraq this winter, but the art they've produced over the course of their deployment will remain standing. For eight years, troops have been using the jersey barriers and t-walls that protect them against insurgent attacks as concrete canvases.

Some of the images were painted for a change of scenery, some images depict what their time in combat means to them. Other images mark tributes to fallen friends, some served as reminders of home, and many celebrated unit wins.

Eventually, these cement walls will be torn down. But for now, the veterans that run 'The Graffiti of War Project' will use these images to document the war effort in Iraq, and believe they will serve as an "unconventional historical record of this generation's war."

See the images here.

U.S. soldiers are set to return home from Iraq this winter, but the art they've produced over the course of their deployment will remain standing. For eight years, troops have...

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